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Clecy

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Clécy is a French Commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.In 1932 it was awarded the title The Capital of Norman Switzerland by the Tourism Minister Monsieur Gourdeau.GeographyClécy is on the River Orne, in the middle of Norman Switzerland, about s south of Caen. Covering it is the largest communne in the canton of Thury-Harcourt.Called the "Capital of Norman Switzerland", this village owes its fame to the rugged and verdant Armorican massif, with valleys through which the Orne flows.Plenty of outdoor activities are available: kayaking, paragliding, climbing, hill walking and mountain biking, taking advantage of the geology of Norman Switzerland.HistoryThe name "Clécy" is mentioned in 860 in the reign of Charles the Bald.When French cantons were created, Clécy was the capital of the canton. This ceased to be the case after restructuring in 1801.
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